12 police officers in Trinidad charged after suspect burned
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Twelve police officers in Trinidad have been charged following accusations that they threw hot water on a suspect and severely burned him.
Public prosecutions director Roger Gaspard told local media on Friday that the officers are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
Authorities say 22-year-old Andre Lewis suffered serious burns on his genitals. They say the alleged incident occurred at a police station in northeast Trinidad in February.